Phase One of the project will begin in March,
2012, with Fisher travelling on an overland journey up the Nile
River from Cairo, Egypt, to Khartoum, Sudan. courtesy Julian Monroe Fisher, http://www.julianmonroefisher.com/
Posted: Feb 22, 2012 02:27 am
EST (Newsdesk) African adventurer
Julian Monroe Fisher announces a five-year-seven-expeditions
Ethnographical research project deep in the heart of Africa;
retracing African expeditionary routes of famed Victorian explorers.
He will be traveling on foot and also use dugout canoes, feluccas,
ferry boats, camels, donkeys and horses.
Anthropologist and modern day African
adventurer, Julian Monroe Fisher, has announced a
five-year-seven-expeditions Ethnographical research project
entitled, ‘THE GREAT AFRICAN EXPEDITION - A 21st CENTURY
ETHNOGRAPHICAL FIELD RESEARCH OF AFRICA’.
Fisher will conduct
an Ethnographical documentation of specific regions of Africa by
retracing the African expeditionary routes of the famed Victorian
explorers to include Speke, Grant, Burton, Baker, Wissman, Cameron,
De Brazza, Livingstone and Stanley.
The objectives of the project will be to compare
the 19th century Ethnographic documentation of the African tribal
kingdoms gathered during the expeditions of the Victorian age with
the realities of 21st century Africa.
Phase One of the
project will begin in March, 2012, with Fisher travelling on an
overland journey up the Nile River from Cairo, Egypt, to Khartoum,
During Phase Two later this year the explorer will
travel from Khartoum up the Nile and across the new nation of South
Sudan to Lake Albert in Uganda.
He will then circumnavigate
Lake Albert; following the Semliki River to the Lamia River
tributary that flows down from the Rwenzori Mountains. He will
follow that tributary up to the glacier on Mount Stanley.
Phase Three: Zanzibar to Bagamoyo to Tabora to Ujiji &
the Circumnavigation of Lake Tanganyika.
Phase Four: The
Kagera River & the Circumnavigation of Lake
Phase Five: The Gabon River & the Ogoue
Phase Six: The Circumnavigation of Lake Malawi, Lake
Bangweulu & Lake Mweru.
Phase Seven: The Zambezi River,
the Upper Lualaba River & The Congo River.
For the expeditionary journeys Fisher will implore
the use of dugout canoes, feluccas, ferry boats, camels, donkeys,
horses and on foot.
Julian Monroe Fisher is a Fellow of
the Royal Geographical Society in London and an International Fellow
with the British Chapter of The Explorers Club in New York City.
Between 2007 and 2011 Fisher had the honor of carrying the Explorers
Club Flag on five consecutive research expeditions to the African
continent. In 2008 he and his team were accredited by The Ugandan
Wildlife Authority for establishing a new route in the Rwenzori
Mountains, the famed ‘Mountains of the Moon’. In 2011 the explorer
walked large portions of the African continent between the Indian
Ocean coast of Mozambique and the Atlantic Coast of Angola during an
expedition dubbed ‘EQUATORIA – A Walk Across Africa’.